West Ham’s highest-paid director has taken a huge pay cut, despite the club winning the Europa Conference League.
Understandably, there was a long period of time where the owners of West Ham United and the fans did not see eye to eye. Multiple protests happened over the years with the peak of the hostilities taking place at home to Burnley in March 2018.
Since then, the tension seems to have simmered down and as it should! The owners have spent big but wisely over the past few years and transfers seem to be firmly in the control of Moyes-and-co rather than Sullivan.
While they may still be controversial, there is one thing no one can fault them for and that’s the financial stability they bring to this club. As a collective, they are excellent at sticking within FFP regulations, to the point that they seem willing to take large pay cuts in order to do so.
The Hammers 2021/22 financial accounts put the highest-paid director down as receiving a salary of £2.2 million, while their 2022/23 one shows that has dropped down £900,000. That is an enormous decrease, dropping their wage down to £1.3 million.
It is not known exactly who this individual is – it could be any of Daniel Kretinsky, David Sullivan or Karen Brady -but, whoever it is, deserves the respect for nearly halving their wage for the betterment of the club. No matter how much they have in the bank, £900,000 is not a small amount to lose out on.